A.R. Adams Funeral Directors - Funeral Director Rayleigh
We have been providing funeral services to families in the Rayleigh area since Archibald Richard Adams moved his funeral business to Essex in 1914.
We are familiar with Rayleigh and the many churches in the area as well as local ministers, funeral celebrants and places to return to after the funeral service.
As a family and fully independent funeral directors A.R. Adams has the ability to provide you with accurate and honest information. Our main aim is to guide you through this difficult process by providing you with any advice you may need, helping to make what may be a difficult time a little easier.
We are certified by the National Association of Funeral Directors and have fully qualified funeral directors available to assist you. They hold the highest funeral qualification available - The Diploma in Funeral Directing. We also have staff who are fully qualified embalmers, having held the highly respected roles of Divisional Chairman and President of the British Institute of Embalmers.
For immediate assistance contact us on our 24 hour, 7 day a week telephone numbers
Rayleigh: 01268 743102 / Thorpe Bay: 01702 586383
Making Funeral Arrangements
When Someone Dies Find comprehensive infomation on what to do when someone dies including who to call and death registration.
The Funeral Arrangements Details about the process of making funeral arrangements and what decisions need to be made.
National Association Of Funeral Directors A.R. Adams are a full member of the NAFD, with fully qualified staff, we are able to offer you the highest level of service.
Wakes in Rayleigh
If you are planning a funeral gathering at your home then a catering company may be able to help.
Classic Catering serve the Rayleigh and Rawreth area and can provide a selection of different buffet and catering options. They can be contacted by telephone: 01702 231991
Alternatively after the funeral service you may wish to return to a local location for food or refreshments. The list below details some places local to Rayleigh that are suitable for funeral wakes.
The Mill Hall
Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7ED
Tel: 01268 778171
The Rayleigh Club
Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9QS
Tel: 01702 232377
The Oakwood Public House
564 Rayleigh Road, Southend-on-Sea, Eastwood, Essex SS9 5HX
Tel: 01702 512819
Hall Road, Rochford, SS4 1PL
Tel: 01702 203701
Places of Worship in Rayleigh
If you do not wish to hold a service in church or are looking for non religious places to hold the funeral service then please take a look at our suggested funeral service locations.
Holy Trinity Church Rayleigh
Reverend Mike Lodge
High Street, Rayleigh
Tel 01268 742151
Our Lady of Ransom Church
Father Martin Joyce
London Hill, Rayleigh , SS9 7HP
Tel 01702 742229
Rayleigh Baptist Church
Reverend Jerry Brown
High Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7QA
Tel 01268 745730
High Street, Rayleigh, SS9 2AJ
Tel 01268 771752
More About Us And The Services We Offer
At times of bereavement an independent family run company of funeral directors is available to help.
This website is an extension to the specialist information
that one of our experienced funeral directors will discuss with you. It
allows you to sit in the privacy of your own home and reflect on the
funeral information you have been given and to raise any further
questions you may have about complementary or additional services we
If it is easier for one of our arrangers to attend your home to make the funeral arrangements then please let us know.
Pre-Need Funeral Plans
A.R. Adams offer secure and bespoke pre-need funeral plans with a range of payment options and trusts.
Our Funeral Cars
As well as our traditional fleet of black Daimler Jaguars we are able to advise and provide a wide selection of funeral vehicles.
Adams Memorials will work with you to create a new memorial or discuss options for renovating existing headstones.